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The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Success of 19th Annual Conference

The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Success of 19th Annual Conference. Transitioning from Employment to Empowerment – the Largest Private Gathering of Franchise Brands and Coaches

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading career transition coaching franchise, hosted their 19th Annual Conference from Friday, September 28th, 2018 to Sunday, September 30th, 2018.  The conference took place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is the largest private gathering of franchise brands and coaches.

“It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day operations, that you don’t always hear all of the wonderful success stories of the impact we are having on people’s lives out there,” said Terry Powell, Visionary Founder and game changer of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “When all of these people are gathered together, and you hear all these fantastic conversations about how many lives have changed for the better through the power of self-employment, it’s very inspiring to say the least.”

The annual TES conference allows some of the best minds in the world of franchising to come together to share ideas, provide education, and bring the enthusiasm, including all TES team members and hundreds of TES coaches, franchisor partners, and resource partners. The conference is the time when TES recognizes coaches who have made a significant impact over the previous 12 months leading up to this annual event. It truly is a time to applaud those that are impacting the shift from employment to empowerment through self-sufficiency.

The Entrepreneur’s Source has helped tens of thousands of people at a career crossroads explore their options and take control of their lives. Alternative career coaches use TES’s unique coaching methodology of education, awareness, and discovery to help clients learn about possibilities  ideally suited for the life they seek for themselves and their families.

Using exclusive FranchiseMatch® and I.L.W.E. methodology, e-Source coaches help people turn their dreams into reality. At the conference, amazing TES coaches were recognized in categories such as Top Performer, Coaching Excellence, Rising Tide Award, Marketing Trendsetter, and Coach of the Year.

“One of the most exciting areas of growth to come out of this year’s conference was the impressive improvements we’ve seen in our Six Figures Club,” Powell says. “We recognized 47% more coaches into this amazing club than we did last year. That’s 47% more of our coaches that are not only making their clients’ dreams come true, but their own dreams as well.” The Six Figures Club is for coaches who had gross revenue in the $110K – $500K range.

The Entrepreneur’s Source 2018 conference was not only a hit for the attendees in Fort Lauderdale, it was a social media hit as well. Hashtags such as #TESCONF2018 accompanied hundreds of social media posts, with attendees sharing their excitement with a global reach.

For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source, please visit www.entrepreneurssource.com.

About The Entrepreneur’s Source®

Established in 1984, The Entrepreneur’s Source has been North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur for more than 34 years.  Today, with more than 120 offices in the United States and Canada, The Entrepreneur’s Source® continues to dominate the $1.5 billion-dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America.

The Entrepreneur’s Source network of franchise coaches offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source®, please visit http://www.EntrepreneursSource.com/.

The Entrepreneur’s Source is a trademark of TES Franchising, LLC.  All rights reserved.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Three Ways To Take Advantage Of A Virtual Expo

Originally Published in Forbes, 10/4/18: Three Ways To Take Advantage Of A Virtual Expo. Written by Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source.

If you’ve ever been to a trade show or industry conference, you may have walked away thinking that it was a decent experience. It had exactly the type of information you needed. But at the same time, it would be nice if you could accomplish the same thing without spending a fortune and having to travel to the event, and then walking the floor for hours, wondering where and how to get started.

This is where the value of a virtual expo comes in. It’s exactly what a conventional expo or industry conference is, except you visit it from the convenience of your computer, laptop, phone or tablet.

It’s a trend that has been growing over the years. Numerous organizations and associations have virtual expos. My company has been running one multiple times a year since 2013. Earlier this year, our largest to date featured nearly 200 national franchise exhibitors who showcased their opportunities to thousands of people interested in investing in franchises.

But even while attending a virtual expo, it’s important to make sure you’re fully present in the conference while balancing work and life. Here are three ways to do so.

• Don’t let it pull you away from your day to day. The value of virtual expos isn’t just the information that you collect (though that’s important). It’s that you can get the same thing you would at a real-life expo — information and contacts — while making it fit your own schedule.

Take advantage of the fact that you don’t have to spend time and money traveling, buying new clothes, staying in a hotel or boarding your pets. Use that extra time and money to spend on your business, perhaps even implementing what you’ve learned. And if you’re attending a virtual expo on the weekend, don’t let it pull you away from spending time with your spouse and kids.

• Network as efficiently as you can. Virtual worlds really are worlds. Even in a virtual expo, you have the chance to interact with people. Many virtual expos have group text chat rooms you can utilize, where you can network with other professionals simultaneously, as well as video chats where you can have real-time, face-to-face interactions with the people running the booths.

This is invaluable for any business leader. Networking is crucial to growing a business, whether a startup or an established firm. When running our virtual expos, I’ve certainly met many terrific people and future clients who ended up giving me ideas and inspiration.

But if you do too much networking, that can often lead to not working. Make sure you’re networking efficiently.

• Use them to get your feet wet. If you’re just getting experience in an industry, rather than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars and then realizing that it isn’t an area of business that you want to explore, you can attend a virtual expo and have nothing to lose. You can also use it as an extension of the online research you’re probably already doing. The companies and organizations that have set up these virtual expos have spent a considerable amount of resources making sure that it offers as much as their real-world counterparts.

Really, in the old days, before virtual expos started to become mainstream, you had plenty of viable excuses not to attend a trade show in person. You didn’t want to sit in the middle seat on an airplane. You couldn’t get away for a few days. You couldn’t find a babysitter. That may be the best thing about the rise of virtual expos: There are no good excuses not to attend one. By implementing the tips above, the barriers have been removed, and the virtual doors are always open.

Interested in attending a virtual event? Sign up now for Start a Business Weekend®! It’s happening this week, November 8-10. It’s the largest Franchise Virtual Expo of its kind in the country

Start a Business Weekend® offers thousands of people their own opportunity for personal renewal: leaving behind their Battered Career Syndrome® to become a franchise business owner, and to have more control over their professional destiny. For three days, individuals will be able to directly connect online with more than 180 franchise companies, as well as experienced, successful coaches from The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), to help guide them through the process at no cost.

Attendees have the opportunity to explore franchise businesses by visiting virtual exhibit halls where exhibitors from home healthcare, to food services, to automotive, will have booths set up to share information with them.

Not only that, but participants can hear from many industry thought leaders and hear about business trends, markets, funding, and small business opportunities inside a virtual auditorium. If somebody misses a particular speaker, no problem! We will have these keynotes on-demand, as well as literature ready to be downloaded at the attendees’ convenience.

This week’s keynote speakers, will offer thought provoking, timely topics including: “Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Why Small Business Ownership Offers Real Financial Freedom”; “Knowledge is Power: How to Fund Your Franchise”; and “Why it’s Time to Make a Change and Go from Employment to Empowerment®”.

To ensure this is a true “personal experience” for the attendees, each will have their own coach assigned to them by The Entrepreneur’s Source®. This is a “value add”, providing resources and education for the Start a Business Weekend® attendees looking for more guidance. These dedicated, yet unbiased, coaches work to provide education, awareness and discovery for the prospective franchisees’ through the TES Discovery Process, helping them determine if business ownership is even a fit for them. The coaches will also help the participants really capture a vision of what their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals are now, and what they could be, by taking an alternative career path.

The Start a Business Weekend® event has become the gold standard for helping the new breed of business owners gain key information, insights, and initiative to be confident in owning their own business.

If you’re interested, sign up for Start a Business Weekend® here – https://startabusinessweekend.com/.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Asks: What’s 2019 going to look like for you?

The Entrepreneur’s Source Asks: What’s 2019 going to look like for you? If you’re stuck in a dead-end job, spending your time making money for someone else, and hoping your year-end bonus isn’t a “pink slip”, your answer (like many): is another job .

It’s time to stop settling for the New Normal 

Terry Powell, the CEO and Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur Source®North America’s leading career and franchise business coaching company, says, “We want people to stop settling for the ‘New Normal!’ Job security is a thing of the past. Working longer, for less, is what the business economy demands today.”

It’s no secret hundreds of thousands of people are very unhappy in the workplace, dissatisfied with their career path, and pay, and just hanging on, hoping it will get better before they retire-or are forced out.

“At  The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we call this “Battered Career Syndrome®”, and for too long, Americans have bought into the notion they can’t leave a job, and must make constant trade-offs to keep it. But it can be done, and all it takes is an unflinching, realistic look at your current position, and the Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity (I.L.W.E.) goals you could have through becoming your own boss!”

Your Career 2.0®

Self-sufficiency is a dream, until you write it down, then it becomes a goal. Let’s examine the I.L.W.E. goals our book, Your Career 2.0®, will help you identify and achieve:

  • Income:

True financial freedom is probably not possible in your current position. Salaries just don’t grow nearly as fast as they did a few years ago, and they’re not likely to again. Do you want the option of becoming self-sufficient, and earning what you’re worth, and not just a paycheck-which could vanish with the next corporate merger? Let’s face it: what got you here, won’t get you there.

  • Lifestyle:

People today don’t mind working hard, especially if it directly benefits them. Do you want a career which offers you more flexibility and freedom, or are you thrilled with telling your family over and over there’s no time for a vacation, or to watch the school play? There are no guarantees anymore that the hours you put in mean your job is secure, so why keep playing that game?

  • Wealth:

This is the by-product of an increasing income. You not only fund your current lifestyle, but entertain options to grow real wealth. The kind of wealth which can help secure yours and your family’s future.

While you’re living paycheck to paycheck, like millions of Americans, can you even dream of growing your net worth? Also, are you that confident the money in your 401K will be enough for retirement, or even be there when you do retire?

  • Equity:

How much of your current job do you own? Unless you have stock in your company, not much.

Real equity comes when you own your own business, and it becomes an asset you can use as you pay off debts associated with it. That’s another positive option of being self-sufficient. Plus, it can be passed on to the next generation, if you desire.

What’s the next step?

Gathering the facts and using Your Career 2.0® and The Entrepreneur’s Source® as your Guide. There are many options to becoming self-sufficient, but to make sure your goals are REALISTIC, you have to discover how others have accomplished taking control of their lives and financial futures. You also have to be open to blowing up the old paradigms and ways of thinking. Yes, that’s scary, but if you gather and examine the facts, not run with emotions, or pre-conceived ideas, and be really willing to explore, you just might find yourself ready to truly break free of the corporate bonds which hold you back.

The Entrepreneur’s Source® can offer that education, awareness, and discovery through Your Career 2.0® and our network of award-winning alternative career coaches. They are highly trained, and many have been right where you were: at the same career crossroads, choosing to become empowered rather than just employed. They have the “cred” to shepherd you on your Journey of Discovery.

If you would like the opportunity to have more control over your professional life, while enjoying the Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity you deserve, The Entrepreneur’s Source® wants to talk to you. Just go to http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/about_us.html to take the first step toward your new alternative career.

And for those of your interested in Your Career 2.0®: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career Syndrome®, please visit, https://www.amazon.com/Your-Career-2-0-Survival-Battered/dp/1501025848.

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